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dandelion

Simply put, dandelions are great. They can be eaten and are high in the vital minerals A, B, C, and D. They are also high in the minerals iron, potassium, and zinc.

Dandilions can help the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and kidneys [1][2]. They help the liver by helping break down fats to be more easily digested/metabolized. They help the kidneys and other parts of the eliminative systems by increasing the amount of urine produced by the body. Studies in Asia report they are used to help stimulate lactation. Other laboratory studies (not on people) have also shown that they can kill off cancer cells [3].

They are commonly used in salads, soups, wines, and teas. They can also be used ground up on their own or be added to part of an herbal supplement.

There is lots of empirical/common knowledge from our ancestors that dandelions are good for you but there are not many modern research studies to confirm this. If you know of research happening with this plant Contact Us so that we can tell people about it.

Sources
  1. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/dandelion
  2. http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion
  3. https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/dandelion